Students

Below are the Physics Dept students working in biophysics. Students from other Departments and graduate programs are welcome to take part in Center activities (alumni of program are listed at bottom of page).

Class entering 2013

Owen Andrews
Yiheng Duan
Saurabh Gandhi
Alex Bacanu

Class entering 2012

David Feldman
Joon Ho Kang
Robert Marsland
James Pelletier

Class entering 2011

Anton Goloborodko

Class entering 2010

Arolyn Conwill
Nikolai Perunov

Class entering 2009

Tanya Artemova
Lei Dai
Sam Ocko
Eugene Yurtsev

Class entering 2008 and earlier

Apratim Sahay
Maxim Imakaev
Yannan Zheng

Alumni

Below is an incomplete list of alumni from the MIT Physics PhD program whose dissertation was in biophysics or soft matter (or who later switched into these fields). Please email Kerry (kerryf@mit.edu) if you would like to be added to this list!

  • Murat Acar (PhD ’07 with Alex van Oudenaarden) is a Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University.
  • Jeff Chabot (PhD ’05 with Alex van Oudenaarden) is in the Dept of Systems Biology at Pfizer.
  • Jeffrey Chuang (PhD ’01 with Kardar, Tanaka, and Grosberg) is a Professor in the Department of Biology at Boston College
  • Raissa D’Souza (PhD ’99 with Mehran Kardar) is Professor of Computer Science at UC Davis.
  • Deniz Ertas (PhD ’95 with Mehran Kardar) is a Senior Research Associate at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering.
  • Terence Hwa (PhD ’90 with Mehran Kardar) is Professor of Physics and Molecular Biology at UCSD.
  • Dong hyun Kim (PhD ’12 with Alexander van Oudenaarden) works at Samsung in Seoul, Korea.
  • Andrej Kosmrlj (PhD ’11 with Chakraborty and Kardar) is a Postdoctoral researcher with David Nelson at Harvard University
  • Jerome “Jay” Mettetal (PhD ’08 with Alexander van Oudenaarden) works at Millenium Pharmaceutical.
  • Hao Li (PhD ’92 with Mehran Kardar and K. Huang) is a Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF.
  • Ernesto Medina Dagger (PhD ’91 with Mehran Kardar) is a Researchers in Physics at IVIC.
  • Michael O’Kelly (PhD ’07 with Alex van Oudenaarden) is Founder of HighlightCam, Inc.
  • Ertugrul Ozbudak (PhD ’05 with Alex van Oudenaarden) is a Professor in the Dept of Genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
  • Vijay Pande (PhD with Toyoichi Tanaka) is a Professor of Chemistry and Applied Physics at Stanford University.
  • Bernardo Pando (PhD ’10 with Alex van Oudenaarden) is working at Morgan Stanley in New York.
  • Juan Pedraza (PhD ’05 with Alex van Oudenaarden) is Professor of Physics at Universidad de los Andes, Bogota.
  • Sahand Jamal Rahi (PhD ’10 with Kardar and Jaffe) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Rockefeller University in New York City.
  • Lawrence Saul (PhD ’94 with Mehran Kardar) is a Professor of Computer and Information Science at UCSD.
  • Rava da Silveira (PhD ’94 with Mehran Kardar) is a Permanent Member of the Research Staff at Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France.
  • Michael Slutsky (PhD ’05 with Kardar and Mirny) is an Algorithm Engineer at Algotec Systems Ltd., Israel
  • Kimani Stancil, (PhD ’02 with Kardar, Tanaka, and Feld) is a Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Howard University.
  • Mukund Thattai (PhD ’04 with Alex van Oudenaarden) is a Professor at NCBS in Bangalore.
  • Jonathan Weissman (PhD with Peter Kim) is a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at UCSF.
  • Qiong Yang (PhD ’10 with Alex van Oudenaarden) is a Professor of Biophysics at University of Michigan.
  • Mehdi Yahyanejad (PhD ’04 with Kardar and Burge) is a Co-founder Adoptic, Inc.
  • Hyun Youk (PhD ’10 with Alexander van Oudenaarden) is a Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow with Wendell Lim at UCSF.